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Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels

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The Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels are designed for anglers who demand toughness and durability in their tackle. Shimano's Hagane reel design allows for these reels to be long lasting through your many fishing trips.

  • Hagane gear provides power with cold forged drive gear
  • X-Ship uses precision cut gears for power and smoothness
  • Hagane body transforms angler strength into cranking power and provides rigidity
  • Dyna balance
  • Fluid Drive II gearing system
  • Cold forged aluminum spool

Hagane Body: Metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms your actions directly into cranking power.
X-Ship: Provides greater power transmission efficiency through the use of large precision cut gears with increased bearing support
Aero Wrap II: is a worm gear oscillation system with specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides great uniform line lay to reduce loss of energy during the cast shape and thickness of the aluminum rotor creates high rigidity that results in more fish fihgting power. Increased mass of this rotor generates more inertia resulting in easier fishing of heavy jigs and high resistance lures
5 Stars based on 41 reviews
By Richard
Nantucket, MA
July 18, 2018
Best reel in the world
I used Penn reels for 50 years but their quality has gone to hell. A co-worker told me about Stradic, I bought the 3000 and its the best reef I’ve ever had. In 6 years no wind knots, no bail or mechanical problems, nothing and it gets used hard. I’ll never buy anything but Stradic from now on.
ConsNone whatsoever
By Tanner
Raeford, NC
July 2, 2018
Beautiful reel
The reel is smooth, clean and beautiful piece of machinery. Cast a mile and the drag setup is perfect. Highly recommend these series
By Muddyh20
suisun city, ca
June 22, 2018
Just get it!
Got it, love it, gonna get another!
ProsShimano quality.
By Steve
Cape Cod
May 23, 2018
Buttery Smooth
Only fished it a few times but this reel is buttery smooth!
ProsSmooth Light
By Marcos
San Antonio, PR
May 16, 2018
I love this reel!
I fish this reel in saltwater for inshore species. The reel is very tough, extremely smooth and the drag works like a charm. I spooled it with 20 lb test braid and it casts very well. You can't go wrong with this one!
By Dean
San Antonio, Texas
May 11, 2018
Favorite Stratic
By far the best Stradic they have made. Super tough, with a great drag system
By stephen
South Portland, ME
February 17, 2018
Great middle road
I own the 4000 and 5000 models. Mostly used for back bays for stripers. Smooth drag and easy maintenance. Holds up to the demands of the northeast. Shimano rules.
ProsShimano product. Well built consistently. Easy maintenance.
ConsNone so far.
By Mark
Raeford North Carolina.
January 29, 2018
Very smoth
The reel is super smooth and the service at Tackle Direct is always the best!!
By Stephen
Orange Beach, AL
January 10, 2018
Awesome reel for the money
Shimano has always been a good brand. The Stradic line is no different. I have the 5000 and the 3000 and absolutely love them. I use them inshore and nearshore fishing in salt and they are extremely smooth and just high quality.
ProsSmooth drag Price Looks Lightweight Corrosion resistance
By John J Morise
Venice, LA
December 7, 2017
Shimano Statidic 3000
lightweight and durable. good value
By Ron D / West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach
November 12, 2017
Great reel for snook fishing!
Light ... powerful ... great reel for the serious fisherman.
ProsGreat value compared to similar reels.
By Donnie
, Goldsboro nc
November 7, 2017
Great built reel,stradics continue
Stradic line is a great line from Shimano. Use this vs ci4 for heavier fishing.
By Shawn Brallier
Everett pa
October 20, 2017
Awesome reel
I may be too quick to give this 5 stars as I only used it 6 days on a recent salmon fishing trip, but it worked flawlessly
By Brent
Brighton, MI
October 9, 2017
Shimano Stradic ST3000HGFK
Super smooth, long casts, good drag. Have used this reel several times now Salmon fishing, glad I spent a few more dollars on this reel. Only problem is me, I bent the bail and just had to order a new one. Can't wait to get it back in action.
By Doug
Kenai, Alaska
October 2, 2017
Great Reel (C5000XG)
I use these for salmon, all kinds of salmon. I caught (and released) a 60 lb king in saltwater this season and the reel was fabulous. I spool with 200 yards of 30 lb Power Pro line and exclusively troll with a down rigger. I love trolling with spinning gear, it sits just right in the rod holders and people are never confused about which side goes up (or down). I catch hundreds of salmon per season on these reels, the only issue I ever had was the line roller seizing up (lack of maintenance).
ProsSmooth as silk, plenty of capacity, never been spooled.
ConsNone, you do have to service the line roller and wash out the reel after use in salt water.
By Baher Mohamed
Springfield Gardens, NY
September 9, 2017
Strong reel
Strong reel
By Kai
Carpinteria, CA
August 2, 2017
Fantastic reel for the price
Shimano has made changes to the Stradic spinning reel series over the years, and the FK does not disappoint. It's extremely smooth and handles braided line nicely. Awesome inshore fishing reel. I've even used them to catch small yellowfin tuna.
By Bob C
Rochester, NY
July 22, 2017
Casting champ
Like all the Stradic's I own, the 3000 is an excellent reel. If you are just dropping a bait over the side of boat or pier , there are a lot of spinning reels that work fine. If you are casting all day, save your money and buy a Stradic.
By Shayne
July 22, 2017
Good reel
Very nice reel did get my drag smoke once where there was it a ball of lint it looked like left so upgraded to carbon fiber drag and it's now smooth and a perfect small game reel
ProsLight Great craftsmanship
ConsFelt washers
By anita nirma
Springfield Gardens, new york
May 14, 2017
great reel
I don't think I've ever read a bad review about the Stradic FK and now that I own one, I know why. very smooth and lightweight reel (I have the 5000fk). the HT100/Duradrag on the Penn reels are smoother though. this is not to say the shimano's drag is not good. i will upgrade the drag washers to carbontex washers and this should make it a lot better. but over all..awesome reel.
Prosvery smooth. light weight. decently smooth drag. looks awesome.
Consdrag could be smoother.
By Rick
May 12, 2017
Love every thing about this reel!
I am very satisfied with this reel and I love the operation. I have Haven't found anything it wont handle. My fishing partners have used it once and have already want to place an order for theirs. Cant go wrong here! I choose the 5000 reel instead of the narrow 4000 and after using it had to order a 4000 after trying my wifes 4000. Still the same awesome reel. Way to go Shimano, great product.
ProsWater tight, smooth, metal body
December 28, 2016
Stradic 1000
Shimano stradic is a great reel. If you are looking for a great ultra light reel I highly recommend, can't go wrong. Was able to fill with 100yrds of 8lb braid.
ProsWon't be disappointed
By Hero
Texas City, TX
October 17, 2016
Super Smooth
Awsome Spinning reel. Very Smooth
ProsCast great smooth retrieve
By Jason
Centereach, Ny
August 3, 2016
Terrific reel
I owned a stradic before I bought my Saragossa. This reel took a beating in the surf and never failed.
ProsLightweight and durable.
By Mark
Brooklyn, New York
July 20, 2016
It's alright
need more line capacity that is my only issue
ProsVery smooth -
ConsLine capacity
By Julio Amaya
July 14, 2016
Great reel...
I really like how smooth and lightweight this reel is.
By Steve Alter
Center Moriches, New York
June 20, 2016
Very smmoth, Excellent drag
The reel is just what I hoped for.Very light, very smooth, excellent drag and large , ergonomic handle.
ProsAll of the above
By Kyle
Galveston, TX
June 6, 2016
Excellent all around Spincast
This is an excellent all-around Spincast that I've used for light tackle saltwater fishing mainly redfish and speckled trout . No complaints at all !
By Mussarat
June 1, 2016
Very capable reel
Smooth, light weight and well built. Lives up to its reputation. The c3000 size is recommended for inshore use as it has much more line capacity than 2500 and weights the same. Paired it up with a daiwa ardito tr 763MHFS rod, and spooled with 20lb sufix performance braid, a light and well balanced combo which i use for everything other than offshore salt action.
ProsLightweight Large line capacity for its weight in c3000 size Smooth and capable drag Casts far Gets smoother with use
By Victor
umeå, västerbotten,sweden
May 29, 2016
The FK
I have A LOT of fishing tackle being a previous store owner. The Fk is one of the reels i sold the most and i have not had a single return. It has super smooth drag and holds up in saltwater quite well wouldnt dunk it but spray and a bit of splash is just fine. It's a bit more work to do maintance compared to the older models and some simpler reels like penns spinnfisher v. But i would not hold that against it as the reel is a bargain at that price !
By Alex
torrington, Connecticut
May 23, 2016
Smooth, fast, and cranking power. Will be buying atleast 1 more
By Jake
Clinton, SC
May 16, 2016
Fantastic Spinning Reel
I owned the previous model of this reel (the white one), and was very impressed with this model as well. What most impressed me was the casting distance I can achieve with the reel. You will have no problem using this reel to cast to inshore fish on the flats or even in the surf.
ProsSuperb casting distance Strong and smooth drag
By Daniel
Locust Valley, NY
April 10, 2016
New Stradic lives up to its Reputation
Great reel, although i found the bail to get caught open a few times. hoping its not a reoccurring problem
ConsBail gets stuck
By max
Redding, CT
February 19, 2016
Super Smooth
this reel is really lightweight and super smooth. I have it paired up on a medium action St. Croix and its by far one of the lightest fishing rod combos I have ever held. The reel is very strong and smooth and well worth the money.
Prossmooth strong lightweight
By Charles
Haw River, NC
February 11, 2016
Super smooth and will cast a mile.
I used this reel all fall for red drum and trout. It will cast a 3/8oz jig head as far as you want, is light enough to cast all day and smooth as glass. It has enough drag to handle any upper slot red with ease.
Prossmooth and light
ConsNone so far
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
January 11, 2016
Major improvement
Stradic Fj was a great reel but this reel feels much more like a work horse.
By tim shaw
new england
November 18, 2015
so far so good
so far an awesome reel - really smooth drag, lightweight, looks good. got this fall to pair with a 7' 6" loomis - really nice match - interested to see how this holds up after a few more seasons though as most my older stradics stopped working well after a year of use
Proslightweight, looks good, VERY smooth drag, good bail
Consnone yet
By Bonnie Radke
New Smyrna Beach, F l
October 10, 2015
Shimonoseki spinning reel.
We liked the value of the reel on the website, it was shipped on time and packaged very well. We have used the reel in both salt and freshwater and it works well. We are very pleased and would recommend it to others.
ProsWorks smoothly and is good for salt of fresh water. It is priced well.
ConsHave not found any.
By Ty
San Antonio, TX
October 7, 2015
great spinning reel
Bought this for my wife along with a St Croix tidemaster rod, for her first rod and reel. Used for bay and jetty fishihg, Great combo. I dont think the stradic can be beat for the money. This is my 4rth stradic and they are tough and smooth little reels. No reason to look past a stradic if looking for this size saltwater reel.
By Marc
Tarpon Springs, FL
August 21, 2015
Best bang for buck
The new Stradic is very well built and extremely smooth. I prefer this reel over the ci4+ and it feels almost as smooth but with a more rigid frame.
By Chris
New Port Richey, FL
August 3, 2015
Great reel for great price
A beautiful new stradic, just as smooth as you'd expect from shimano. Must for any inshore fisher.
ProsLightweight, not much heavier than a CI4+, Plenty of drag, strong frame, and big drag handle which I like the most about this line of stradic's.
21 Questions & 22 Answers
Juan Q.
from P.Vta Mexico asked:
October 25, 2017
Shimano stradic 5000 fk viene con dos bobinas?
1 Answers
The Stradic FK Spinning Reels solo viene con un carrete
on October 26, 2017

from Hammonton, NJ asked:
April 17, 2018
What size Stradic would fit best on an 8€™ Tsunami Airwave Elite spinning rod?
1 Answers
The size Stradic that would best fit the 8' Tsunami Rod Elite would be the 5000 Stradic.
on April 18, 2018

from NJ asked:
April 11, 2018
What size reel would you recommend for a 7' medium power/fast action rod used mostly for fishing bay and inshore for flounder?
1 Answers
The Shimano 4000 FK model would pair well with the 7' M rod for the application your looking to use the combo for.
on April 12, 2018

from Greece asked:
April 11, 2018
Hi i am from Greece and i have a shore jigging rod Hart bloody evo 2 cw30-120... And i have 60gr jigs so which reel can i use and which size??? Thanksss
1 Answers
The Shimano Stradic FK 4000 Spinning Reel would be a good size for the application your intending on using the reel for.
on April 11, 2018

from Boca Raton asked:
March 4, 2018
What would be a good rod for the stradic 5000
1 Answers
The St. Croix VIS80MF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 8 ft. or the St Croix MIS76MF Mojo Inshore Spinning Rod would be solid options if pairing them with the Shimano Stradic 5000 FK.
on March 6, 2018

from Egypt asked:
January 30, 2018
is this reel size 4000 or 3000 suitable for slow jigging and bottom fishing with 30-50 lb braid line and which size would be better?
1 Answers
The Stradic 4000 would be the best option for the application your using the reel for.
on January 30, 2018

from Gulf of Mexico asked:
January 2, 2018
Would a Shimano Stratic 5000 be a good match with a Trevala TVS-70ML rod? I don't plan to jig with it....but use it for black fish and red fish inshore in the gulf of Mexico? Thanks!
1 Answers
The Shimano Stratic 5000 paired with the Trevala TVS-70ML rod would be suitable for the style of fishing your looking to do. This combo could easily be used for blackfish and redfish.
on January 3, 2018

from Jax, FL asked:
November 22, 2017
What size stradic would you recommend for a St. croix TIS70MF rod? I'm usually throwing 1/2 to 3/4 oz lures inshore.
1 Answers
The 4000 size Stradic Fk would pair nicely with the TIS70MF throwing 1/2 oz - 3/4 oz lures.
on November 22, 2017

Jacob McAllister
from Atlanta,Georgia asked:
October 6, 2017
Is it saltwater approved?
2 Answers
Jacob, Hello yes this reel can be used for saltwater.
on October 9, 2017
Yes it is.
on October 9, 2017

Mike C.
from North Carolina asked:
May 9, 2017
I recently purchased a Stradic 4000 XG reel. How does this differ from the FK model and can it be used for saltwater fishing?
1 Answers
With the CI4 construction body and having a max drag of 24 compared to the FK at 20 lb makes this reel in my opinion a better reel. The CI4 series reels are also lighter reels.
on May 10, 2017

from Fort Worth, Texas asked:
May 8, 2017
I want to purchase this reel in a 3000 size for inshore purposes, but I would also use it for Largemouth, Would you recommend this?
1 Answers
This is a great reel for both applications.
on May 9, 2017

from groveland ma asked:
March 25, 2017
do the stradic fk 4000 and 5000 have the same body making spools interchangeable??
1 Answers
There is a slight difference in the construction of the bodies between both reels. The spools are not interchangeable between the 4000 and 5000 size reels. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 25, 2017

from California asked:
March 7, 2017
Which size real would you recommend for a g-loom is TSR 802-2?
1 Answers
The Stradic 1000 FK would be the best fit and balance well with the TSR 802-2. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 7, 2017

from Florida asked:
March 2, 2017
What size Teramar would pair well with the 3000 fk
1 Answers
The Shimano TMS-X66M Teramar Inshore Southeast Spinning Rod or Shimano TMS-X70M Teramar Inshore Southeast Spinning Rod would pair well with Shimano ST3000HGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 2, 2017

from Brownville,Texas asked:
January 30, 2017
Hello I had a question, can you interchange the spools of the 2500 FK and the 3000 FK ? Thanks
1 Answers
Yes you can. In the Stradic a 2500 size and a C3000 size utilize the same reel body, the C3000 size spool simply has a larger line capacity.
on February 3, 2017

from Atlantic City asked:
March 12, 2016
I recently picked up a G. Loomis Classic Spin Jig Fishing Rod SJR722 GL3 for summer time flounder fishing in the bay. Mostly for bouncing light bucktails off the bottom. What size real would you recommend? I can't decide between 2500 or 3000.
1 Answers
I would suggest a 3000 size reel. For the line capacity.
on March 15, 2016

from VA asked:
January 5, 2016
Might be a dumb question but will spinning the spool backward hurt the reel?
1 Answers
That would not hurt the spool.
on January 6, 2016

jerome lee jaring
from dubai UAE asked:
October 27, 2015
i want to use a shore jig rod, which is 10ft, 15g to 42g casting weight and will spool it with 20lbs power pro...which reel is suitable the 4000 or 5000.
1 Answers
I would recommend using the 5000 size for a rod like that.
on October 27, 2015

from PERU, LIMA asked:
September 12, 2015
I'm looking to pair a shimano stradic FK spin with a St. Croix TIS76MHF3 Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Travel Rod. Which model would be best? Im still hesitating with the stradic FK...
1 Answers
Either size would work, but I would probably use the 5000 size for that rod.
on September 12, 2015

from Titusville, Florida asked:
August 8, 2015
Will they come out with a 6000 or higher in the future.
1 Answers
No, we are not expecting to see anything bigger than a 5000 size for this reel.
on August 12, 2015

from Boston, MA asked:
July 30, 2015
Is this reel rated for salt water?
1 Answers
Hello AWK. Yes, these reels can be used in saltwater.
on July 31, 2015


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